The highest award given to charitable organisations, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, was awarded to 241 organisations across the UK on June 2nd, as the Minister for Civil Society and Youth hailed volunteers as “the backbone of local communities” during the national recovery from COVID-19.

Charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have received the prestigious award for delivering exceptional service within their communities over the past year and beyond.

Many of those honoured have adapted their services to respond to the coronavirus outbreak as the voluntary sector continues to play a vital role in the national recovery.

In Tameside two well established organisations have been recognised in 2021:


A charity which is run by volunteers, who are local parents of children who have special needs, who know first-hand the impact of having a child with special needs has on the whole family. For more details visit:


The organisation is a Peer Support Mental Health Charity, providing a safe environment for you to come and chat. Further information is available at:

About Tameside would like to pass on a huge congratulations to this year’s winners and the recognition of hard-working volunteers across the borough of Tameside.